Music & Worship
Our current organist, Jeff Vander Wende, began serving us on All Saints Sunday (November) of 2009. Jeff is a born Lutheran and started his organ career as a substitute organist for his home church, St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wayne, New Jersey. Later, he began filling for other congregations in his area including, Wayne United Methodist Church, also of Wayne, St. John's Lutheran Church of Passaic, and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Rockaway.
Jeff has studied with the accredited Dr. David Macfarlane - First Presbyterian Church of Englewood, NJ - on the magnificent 4-manual (keyboard) Moeller organ, whuch is the largest organ in Bergen County. In addition, he attended a week-long bi-annual national convention for the American Guild of Organists in Chicago, IL in 2006, and a week-long training program for young organists in New York City in 2004.
Aside from his regular duties as Director of Music, he also assists our secretary occasionally, administrates our Facebook page, and website. We are very happy to have Jeff with us!